Monday, March 13, 2017

3D Printing: Building A Better Miniature Base

by SandWyrm


Games Workshop bases. For better or worse, we're all used to them (or their many copy-cats). But while assembling my large order from Anvil Industry to make a copyright-legal army for WarStrike,   I had to decide what kind of bases to use for the figures that didn't come with any.

And since I've got a nice 3D resin printer... Well, I think I've come up with something much better than the norm.

A 3D Printing Kickstarter That Deserves More Attention (Updated)

by SandWyrm


There's a new company in town offering 3D printable scenery, and it's in just the style I like.... SANDY! Oh man do I want these!

Friday, March 3, 2017

First Look At My New Anvil Industries & Ramshackle Minis

by SandWyrm


In a very unfavorable comparison to the US Postal Service, the Royal Mail managed to deliver my large Anvil Industries miniature order (581 grams) in just one week for £6. While I've recently paid 5 times that to ship about one ounce of 3D printed minis to Belgium, only to have them lost in transit.

But hey, I've got a bunch of new minis that we have permission to use photographs of in our game! So let's take a look at what Anvil, and another company called Ramshackle Games have sent me.

Read the rest over on the WarStrike blog...

(I'm cross-posting this article, because it would probably interest quite a few here who still play 40k.)

Monday, February 13, 2017

ISIS Are Orks!!!

by SandWyrm


If you want some Orky inspiration, you need look no further than some of the crazy vehicles that ISIS has thrown together to conquer the Arab world with. Really? We can't stop these guys?

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Force Nods Off

by SandWyrm


Just got back from seeing Rogue One tonight, and I'm sad to say that it's not nearly as good as it could have been. While it beats any of the Prequels, I'm having a hard time deciding whether it beats out Return of the Jedi or not. Especially when it progresses so slowly that I was actually imagining a much better ending during the actual ending... never a good sign.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

I Don't Like Playing Games for Fun, Apparently

By CaulynDarr


I basically want to destroy you with my brain while pretending to be someone else 
It's a quick little survey.  Interesting discussion fodder if nothing else.  Hasn't been much of that going on lately.

I'm not dead by the way, I just have a one year old...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Oh Yeah... GW's Financials Are Out...

by SandWyrm


With all of my preparations for Gencon, and general busy-ness elsewhere, I completely missed when GW released its financials for the year. If you were expecting any sort of big surprise on the financial end, you'll be disappointed. Sales & profits are down a bit (like each of the last few years), and dividends were cut. So you know... Same old same old. Nothing has changed in the long-term trends. Sales are up a little bit in North America & Asia, and down everywhere else. Royalties are back up (covering some for weak sales), and they've somehow found more operational expenses to cut to slightly increase their Operating Profit. Yawn...

The most entertaining bits though, as always, are in the chairman's introductions.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

NuTrek 3 is Good Trek and Suicide Squad is a Bad Movie

By CaulynDarr



Sometimes a movies makes the whole series better, other times it makes everything worse.  Some minor spoilers may or may not follow.  You have been warned.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

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